Hilda Paredes

Hilda Paredes, composer (London, UK) graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and obtained her Master of Arts at City University and completed her PhD at Manchester University. She has been a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is currently the beneficiary of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores (FONCA) in Mexico. Hilda has taught composition and lectured at Centre Acanthes in France and was appointed the Darius Milhuad Visiting Professor at Mills College in 2007 and was recently visiting professor at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona. Her second chamber opera El Palacio Imaginado, commissioned by Musik der Jahrhunderte, English National Opera and the Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, was premiered with much acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Recently completed works include Revelación for ensemble and live electronics, commissioned by Integra, and Altazor based on the epic poem by Vicente Huidobro a commission from Festival D’Autumne a Paris 2011, for baritone Guillermo Anzorena, L'Instant Donné and live electronics created at IRCAM. A new work, Señales, a commission by Miller Theatre at Columbia University, will be premiered by Ensemble Signal and Irvine Arditti, conducted by Brad Lubman at a portrait concert in the spring of 2013.